Break up the monotony of a single tone by combining various shades in the same color family.
Coat, Ann Taylor, $278, anntaylor.com. Turtleneck, Joe Fresh, $129, Joe Fresh, NYC, 212-764-1730. Pants, Stop Staring!, $130, stopstaringclothing.com. Clutch, Henri Bendel, $298, henribendel.com. Pumps, Nine West, $79, ninewest.com.
Add a cool moto jacket to the must-have skirt of the season.
Jacket, Zara, $129, select Zara stores. Blouse, Trina Turk, $248, Trina Turk boutiques. Skirt, Tracy Reese, $248, Proper Topper, Washington, D.C., 202-333-9295. Earrings, Vita Fede, $300, vitafede.com. Clutch, Melie Bianco, $65, meliebianco.com. Boots, Sam Edelman, $275, Nordstrom.
Fall 2014 suits include culottes and bold accents, like color blocking.
Tuxedo jacket and pants, Yoana Baraschi, $359 and $219, yoanabaraschi.com. Cami, United Colors of Benetton, $30, United Colors of Benetton, NYC, 212-223-6250.